Steve Jobs marijuana

No, Marijuana Use Doesn’t Lower Your IQ

It’s become a mass media truism: Cannabis lowers the IQ of young adults. A Washington Post blogger debunks the latest version of reefer madness-lite.
Posted: November 22, 2014
FDA approves CBD based IND

FDA Approves IND Studies of CBD

In response to urgent need expressed by parents of children with intractable epilepsy, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is allowing Investigational New Drug studies of purified CBD (cannabidiol) as an anti-seizure medication.
Posted: October 22, 2014
CBD only laws

The CBD-Only Stampede

Proponents of marijuana prohibition have insisted that cannabis must remain illegal to protect America’s children. How ironic that today thousands of families in the USA are seeking marijuana oil to protect their children from deadly diseases.
Posted: March 22, 2014
CBD and gene expression

CBD, PPARs, and Gene Expression

There is growing interest among medical scientists in the gene-regulating properties of cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive plant cannabinoid. CBD reduces brain cancer and breast cancer cell proliferation and metastasis by inhibiting the expression of the ID-1 gene.
Posted: March 4, 2014
CBD cannabis miracle compound

CBD: The Marijuana Miracle

Why a Single Compound in Cannabis May Revolutionize Modern Medicine: The discovery of pot's astonishing medical potential is the most compelling new reason for legalizing the plant.
Posted: March 4, 2014
cannabis terpenes for aroma and effect

Terpenes: Smell the Mystery

Terpenes are compounds that give cannabis its unique smell and make each strain unique. Terpenes have important therapeutic effects, as well.
Posted: March 1, 2014

Dr. Gupta’s Traveling Medicine Show

On August 11 Gupta narrated a “Special Report” on CNN that provided dramatic examples of Cannabis' beneficial effects. In the days before it aired he made media appearances to apologize for his role in having “systematically misled” the American people about marijuana.
Posted: February 28, 2014
Cannabis and alcoholism

Alcoholism and the Endocannabinoid System

Scientists have only recently begun to investigate and understand the critical role that the endocannabinoid system plays in alcohol addiction and various mood disorders. Alcohol dependence is linked to down-regulation of endocannabinoids and CB1 brain receptors.
Posted: February 27, 2014
Clinical Studies with Cannabis and Cannabinoids

Clinical Studies with Cannabis and Cannabinoids, 2005-2009

A growing number of clinical studies indicate that cannabis or single cannabinoids may have medicinal value for certain diseases. Between 1975 and the present, at least 110 controlled clinical studies have been published, assessing well over 6,100 patients suffering from a wide range of conditions.
Posted: February 26, 2014
cannabis for PTSD and stress response

Cannabinoid Science Sheds New Light on the Darkness of PTSD

Recent scientific research highlights the crucial role of the endocannabinoid system in protecting against post-traumatic stress disorder.
Posted: February 25, 2014